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Kierkegaard's Theology of Encounter

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Soren Kierkegaard's Theology of Encounter provides a theoretical framework that brings the unity of Kierkegaard's 'middle period' into relief. David Lappano analyses Kierkegaard's writings between 1846 and 1852 when the socially constructive dimension of his thought comes to prominence, involving two dialectical aspects of religiousness identified by Kierkegaard: they are the edifying and the polemical. How these come together and get worked out in thelives of individuals form the basis of what can be called a Kierkegaardian 'social praxis'. Lappano argues that the tension between the edifying and the polemical can be coherently maintained in a communicative life that is also characteristic of a militant faith. This militant faith and life is presented as acritical guard against absolutisms, fundamentalisms, and intellectual aloofness, but the 'militant' individual is also utterly dependent, in need of edification and critique, and therefore chooses the risk of encountering others, seeking relationships out of a commitment to the development of people and communities in co-operation. Therefore, not only does this dialectic provide readers with an important theoretical framework for understanding Kierkegaard's 'middle period', it is also avaluable resource for a constructive analysis of active social living suitable for theology in the twenty-first century.


David Lappano is based at the Centre for Christian Studies.


Titel: Kierkegaard's Theology of Encounter
Untertitel: An Edifying and Polemical Life
EAN: 9780192510907
ISBN: 978-0-19-251090-7
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Oxford University Press
Genre: Religion, Theologie
Anzahl Seiten: 280
Veröffentlichung: 22.12.2016
Jahr: 2016
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 0.6 MB